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Porsche reveals the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S

Porsche reveals the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S

Back in the roadster-obsessed 90s, Porsche reached out to a new breed of buyer with an entry level roadster it called the Boxster.

Twenty years after that introduction, the Boxster is entering a new generation, getting a name tweak to “718 Boxster” and joining the 911 in gaining some serious turbocharging.

What’s in a name? For the new 718 Boxster (and upcoming 718 Cayman), a little bit of history and a little hint at engine size.

Porsche pulls the 718 designation out of the long retirement it enjoyed since adorning the flat four-powered race cars of the late 1950s and early 60s. Gone is the Boxster’s traditional six-cylinder engine, replaced by flat-four turbo power.

The base Boxster has a 2.0-liter turbo boxer with 300 hp (224 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque. The Boxster S, meanwhile, packs a 2.5-liter turbo four with 350 hp (261 kW) and 309 lb-ft (419 Nm). Each engine is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional PDK with fuel-saving virtual gears.

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